If you want to find out more about postgraduate programs at Western Sydney University, please visit the Postgraduate programs page or contact the Student Support Team on 1300 897 669.

Transition to teaching

If you are completing your undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University you may be able to receive a direct offer into the Master of Teaching (Primary), Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Birth-5/Birth-12) with us. Visit the Transition to Teaching page for more information.

Transition to Urban Management and Planning

If you are completing your undergraduate pathway to Urban Management and Planning degree at Western Sydney University you may be able to receive a direct offer into the Master of Urban Management and Planning with us. Visit the Pathway to Urban Management and Planning page for more information.

What does postgraduate mean?

Postgraduate programs of study are designed for students who have completed an undergraduate course (such as a Bachelor's degree) in a related area. Postgraduate programs include Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters (by coursework or research) and Doctorates (PhD, DCA, DCR, DBA, EdD) and give students the opportunity to further their skills and qualifications in a particular area of specialisation. For more information on Masters by Research or Doctorates, please see the Higher Degree Research page.

Before you apply

Don't jeopardise your application! Make sure you:

  • identify the program/s you wish to apply for in order of preference
  • check the commencement date for the program/s you want to apply for
  • check the application closing dates
  • check whether you can apply direct to Western or need to apply through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • check whether there are special admission requirements for your program
  • include correctly certified copies of all necessary documents
  • include additional information and/or supplementary forms where applicable such as a Statement of Service [PDF, 44Kb] (opens in a new window)
  • contact the Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669 if you require further information

How do I apply?

All Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia wishing to undertake postgraduate coursework must apply either:

1. Directly to Western (no application fee)

2. Through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

You can only apply through UAC to the following courses:

  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology

If you are applying as an international student in any discipline, you need to apply through Western Sydney University International.

Postgraduate Research

All domestic applications are lodged Online.

For further information about applying to Western Sydney University as an International student, please visit the International Admissions page .

What can I apply for?

You can find a summary of the available programs in the 'search courses' button on the UAC website (opens in a new window). The summary includes the admission requirements, estimated tuition fees and identifies which programs have special admission requirements. Descriptions of the programs can be found in the  Western Sydney University Handbook.

When you apply

Consider your preferences carefully. The University uses a preference-based system for postgraduate offers. This means you will receive only one offer for the program listed highest in your preferences for which you are eligible.

Make sure you regularly check the Course Updates page on the UAC website (opens in a new window) for the latest information, including new and cancelled programs and general program updates. The information on this page also applies to direct applications.

You will be notified by email of the outcome of your application. If successful, you will also be emailed information about how to register and pay your fees. Step by step information on accepting your offer and enrolling in your program is available at the Starting at Western Sydney University webpage.

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